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AP-MO--Missouri News Coverage Advisory, MO

June 12, 2018

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Missouri. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to 800-852-4844 or 816-421-4844 or apkansascity@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



For the fourth time in about a month, a black bear has been found dead in Missouri, most recently on Sunday along the Current River near the small town of Van Buren. A Missouri Department of Conservation expert says the bear population is growing, especially in southern Missouri, and mortality is high in late spring and early summer as male bears begin to roam throughout their breeding range.


INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A deadly police chase that killed four people in the Kansas City suburb of Independence followed a similar deadly chase four years earlier that led to a $767,000 settlement. UPCOMING: 300 words.


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Gov. Mike Parson has made two appointments to the state’s Board of Education, giving it new life after months of uncertainty. The board had been unable to meet since former Gov. Eric Greitens stacked the board in order to fire the education commissioner, a move that angered state senators who then refused to confirm those who had cast the votes to fire the commissioner. By Blake Nelson. UPCOMING: 400 words.


If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to apkansascity@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

MARKETPLACE: Calling your attention to the Marketplace in AP Exchange, where you can find member-contributed content from Kansas and other states. The Marketplace is accessible on the left navigational pane of the AP Exchange home page, near the bottom. For both national and state, you can click “All” or search for content by topics such as education, politics and business.

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